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Old 09-30-2012, 03:06 PM   #1
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Ok so on my way home from work today the jeep went to shift into third gear and there isn't any power, it shifts into third but when I press the gas there is no power, I checked the fluid and it is in the etched area on the stick, it is kinda brownish and smells a little burnt, my question is will doing a flush and changing the fluid and filter help maybe or no, and I also read somewere about tightning the bands do anyone know anything about this. Any help is greatly aprreciated

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:55 PM   #2
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Ok so dropped the skid plate and trans pan, changed the filter and fluid and tightened the bands. Had my fingers crossed but it was to no avail, still no third and no reverse so I am now on the hunt for a transmission to put back in it to get back on the road. I do have a few questions for those that may know
1. What years did they use the 3speed auto and are there any differences.
2. how can u tell the diff in a 3 and 4 speed auto if it isn't n the jeep and the person that owns it doesn't know.

Reason I ask this is because I found one on cl that the guy says came out of an 04, he bought it as a package deal with the engine from a guy that did a v8 5 speed swap. He says it only has 56k original miles, and the best part is he only wants 200 for it because he only needed the engine, but I'm not sure if it will work, if anyone knows how to determine the diff I would greatly appreciate it

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Old 10-03-2012, 12:40 AM   #3
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Kinda sounds like the transmission is in "limp-in" mode. Only 1,2 and reverse work. Did the check engine light come on?

32rh (3spd) from 97-02
42rle (4spd) from 2003-2006

If you are going from the 32rh to the 42rle you will need a new pcm. If the shifter (inside) does not have D-2-1 on it you will need a new one of those too.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:21 AM   #4
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No the check engine light never came on and reverse doesn't work either, that's what kills me about it it never gave any kind of indication it was messin up, it hasn't ever shifted funny or lost power or anything, then all of a sudden shifts into third one day and bam no power just increased rpm and I have to manually put it in 2nd to get home
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